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Motivating Your Dog Seminar

In this seminar we will discuss the natural motivations, AKA drives, of the dog and how to access, shape, increase and maintain those drives while focusing the dog’s motivation into obedience work or any sport or working discipline.  


We will cover:  

Use of conditioned reinforcement (verbal marker system)

Breed types and typical drive expressions

Food Drive

Play/prey drive

The Use of Play as reinforcement for behavior

Social Drive and Social Pressure

Defensive Drive

Premack principle

The use of pressure and correction

Restraint and Frustration 

And schedules of reinforcement


This course may be attended with your dog or without.  

Upcoming Motivation Seminar:

June 1, 2024

August 17, 2024

The cost of this seminar is $150 for each dog/handler team. 

The course is limited to 10  teams.


E-Collar Seminar

In this seminar you will learn to use electronic training collars to further your dog training goals.  When used correctly, the electronic training collar is an extremely effective tool for finishing obedience behaviors and eliminating unwanted behaviors in dogs.  However we must respect that like any tool, it can be misused.  Misuse can range from unfair and ineffective punishment to abuse.  Without proper guidance many will inadvertently misuse the tool.  This course seeks to inform the user of the proper use of the electronic collar so that it may be used fairly and appropriately to achieve excellent training results.  This course is available to first time e-collar users as well as experienced handlers that wish to take their skills further. 


Prerequisites: completed either a board and train package, a basic obedience course or a Puppy Course or at least 4 private sessions with Audax K9.

Upcoming E-Collar Seminar:

March 9, 2024

August 10, 2024

December 14, 2024

The cost of this seminar is $150 for each dog/handler team. 

The course is limited to 10 dog/handler teams.
* Audit spots will come available once the dog/handler team spots are filled. 

Tracking Seminars

Planned for March 2, 2024

Details will be released in January.

Our Tracking seminar is designed to introduce the handler to the concepts involved in teaching the dog the IPO style of competition tracking.  The course is limited to 10 dog/handler teams but may have additional handlers auditing without their dogs.  This limit is applied so that each dog/handler team has sufficient time for the practical portion of the seminar.  We focus on creating the proper imprint in the dog's mind that starts out the tracking career with a big win.  We will cover the concepts of laying tracks for our dogs and using the way the track is laid to modify the dog’s behavior rather than using handler input.  We will begin to condition the item indication and discuss equipment used in tracking.  

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